NEWS FOR OUR PARISH COMMUNITY
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February 15, 2018
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Inside this Issue (Download pdf here) Pastoral Notice
Ladye Margaret Arnold
Louis Charles Stagg
Moms of Young Kids
Children and Youth
Upcoming Events & More
The Artist's Way
Grant Your Servants Rest We pray for the repose of the soul of Ladye Margaret Craddock Early Arnold who died January 26, 2018. May our love and prayers enfold her family during this time, especially her daughter, Peggy Williamson, and nephew, Bill Craddock. Visitation will be from 12 12:45 p.m., Monday, February 19, in the Music Room at Trezevant Manor. The memorial service will be at St. Edward Chapel at Trezevant Manor. It is on the first floor of the Manor close to the Music Room. (Obituary) We pray for the repose of the soul of Louis Charles Stagg who died February 13, 2018. May our love and prayers enfold his family during this time, especially his wife, Mary. Visitation will be at Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal Church at 12 p.m. on Monday, February 26, followed by the funeral service at 1. (Obituary) O God, whose mercies cannot be numbered: Accept our prayers on behalf of your servants, Ladye Margaret and Charles, and grant them an entrance into the land of light and joy, in the fellowship of your saints; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Please note: The Rector's Forum and classes for children and youth will resume February 25. Sunday service times are 8 and 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Breakfast follows the 8 a.m. service and coffee hour follows the 10:30 service. We have an exciting three-week Lenten music series that begins on February 25. To view classes for the next few weeks, visit www.gracestlukes.org/rectorsforum.
20-30@GSL Lunch (Feb. 18) 20-30@GSL is a group especially for those in their 20s and 30s to engage with other members of the church. If you would like to have your email added to the monthly lunch evite list, please contact Lucy Owens at email@example.com. Immediately following the 10:30 service on Feb. 18, we will head to lunch at Red Fish Bistro on Union Ave., courtesy of GSL! If you are in your 20s–30s and looking for a little fellowship, whether you are new to GSL or already members, we invite you to join us for lunch.
Upcoming Dates to Remember
The Artist's Way The Artist's Way is a path to greater creativity and productivity. Many writers, musicians, artists and other creatives -- as well as people who just want to live more creatively -- have used the Artist's Way to unblock themselves and to discover how to write/paint/act, or just live, without the usual attendant insanity! Even if you've used the Artist's Way before, you may find you will glean something entirely different from it this time. If you're interested, you'll need to purchase a copy of The Artist's Way (available at Novel, 387 Perkins Extended 38117, or at Art Center, 1636 Union Avenue 38104). As this will be a group limited to the first twelve people to enroll, please sign up with Jimpsie Ayres, firstname.lastname@example.org. The group will meet 5:30 - 6:30 on Thursday beginning this evening, Feb. 15, for twelve weeks in the Lounge, just outside Trezevant Hall and across from the kitchen
Bishop Search Listening Session/Survey (Feb. 19) Your input is valuable. The Bishop Search Committee invites everyone to participate in our search survey and attend a Holy Listening session. The survey results will guide the creation of our diocesan profile. Deadline for completion is Feb. 28. You may access the online survey here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/DioceseWestTennessee. If you need a paper copy, contact Lucy in the office. Join us for Holy Listening as we begin to discern for our search. The first listening session is Monday, Feb. 19, at Grace-St. Luke’s, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Finding Home (Feb. 23-25) Mark your calendars for our annual GSL women’s retreat at St. Columba, Feb. 23 - 25, 2018, from Friday dinner to noon Sunday. The Rev. Amy George will again be our wise and witty guide as we consider “home.” Where is it? What is it? Who is it? This concept resonates deeply as we all yearn in different ways for the essence of “home.” Follow this link to sign up today. www.gracestlukes.org/events/womens-retreat/.
39ers (Feb. 28) 39ers: Our next meeting is on Wednesday, Feb 28. Social hour begins at 11:30 a.m, lunch at noon. Our speaker, Christopher Blank, news director at WKNO-FM, will talk about "Street Aesthetics:The Value of Public Art." Come join us and bring a friend. Enjoy a good lunch, visit with friends, and listen to a good program. If you would like to attend, email Lucy at email@example.com by Feb. 26.
Theology Live (Feb. 28) We will gather at Calvary Episcopal Church (102 N. Second St.) on Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. for our February Theology Live with the Rev. Winnie Varghese. The Rev. Varghese is a priest and chief justice and reconciliation officer at Trinity Church Wall Street. The Rev. Varghese oversees the domestics grants program, direct service and outreach from Trinity Church, and programming in areas of service and justice for Trinity Church. For more, visit 901theology.com/schedule/rev-winnie-varghese.
Moms of Young Kids Have you ever gone through the drive-in at Burger King and tried to cash a check? Have you ever made it to work on time, only to discover that you have one black pump and one navy on?
If you would like to spend time with other young moms interested in spiritual connection and community (and maybe finish a sentence), this group may be for you. Please join us from 8:309:30 on Sunday morning, Mar. 4*, for our initial meeting. We’ll meet in the Lounge. Childcare will be available. Bring your coffee and have fun meeting other moms in the same foxhole, I mean boat. For further information, please contact Jimpsie Ayres, firstname.lastname@example.org. *Please note date change from previous notice.
Children & Youth
Sunday School Descriptions for Sunday school classes for children and youth may be found by following this link: www.gracestlukes.org/sunday-school/. Contact Sharon Campbell for information about Children's education classes at email@example.com or 901-272-7425, ext. 224
EYC Contact Meredith Day: firstname.lastname@example.org or 901-272-7425, ext. 226 or visit EYC (www.gracestlukes.org/youth-group/) for more information about EYC activities.
Youth Choirs GSL’s two youth choirs, St. Cecilia Choir and Canterbury Choir, rehearse on Wednesdays. Rehearsal times are 4:30–5 p.m. for St. Cecilia Choir (for boys and girls in SK–2nd grade) and 5– 6 p.m. for Canterbury Choir (for boys and girls in grades 3–6). Both choirs meet in the choir room at GSL and are under the direction of Music Associate Debbie Smith. For more information or to register your child, contact Debbie at 901-299-9313 or email her at email@example.com.
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Inside this issue: Pastoral Notice, 20-30@GSL Lunch, The Artist's Way, Bishop Search Holy Listening, Women's Retreat, and more